Coins and Australia - 1839 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1839 - C

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Token engraved with the image of a peacock standing on grass and surrounded by leafy branches. Five lines of stippled text read:

SAMUEL
SMITH . AGED
34, 7, YS, 1839
REMEMBER, ME
WHEN FAR AWAY 

Front

Token engraved with the image of a man wearing a jacket, waistcoat and top hat. He is waving to a ship sailing on water represented by engraved zigzag lines. There are birds in the sky, and possibly the initial:

C

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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